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Anastasiades to convene National Council, negotiating teamAlithia, Haravgi, Phileleftheros, Politis
President Nicos Anastasiades will preside over a meeting of the National Council on September 1 and a day before he will meet with the negotiating team on the Cyprus problem, the dailies report citing a statement by Government Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos.
Pelekanos said that Anastasiades will brief the members of both bodies on the latest developments on the Cyprus issue as well as his proposal to TC leader Ersin Tatar following statements by the latter on the government’s decision to revoke Republic of Cyprus (RoC) passports from 14 TCs.
Pelekanos also urged political parties, in view of the meetings, to refrain from statements on the content of the proposal before they are briefed by the Anastasiades on its details.
Politis reports that Anastasiades is trying to get ahead of any further negative commentary on his surprise proposal to reinstate the 1960 regime, which the paper says has so far not sat well with members of the negotiating team, legal experts and political circles. Politis reports that in publicly springing this idea as an option, Anastasiades showed disrespect towards his advisors and the National Council, who were not briefed beforehand.
Meanwhile, Politis reports citing Pelekanos that the UN Secretary General’s (UNSG) Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute has cancelled her trip to Nicosia which was to take place over the coming days in view of continuing efforts to find common ground between the two leaders before they travel to New York for meetings in the margins of the UN General Assembly. Pelekanos cited developments in Afghanistan as the reason for Lute’s cancellation, though Politis claims that this is rubbish, not only because Lute has no authority on the matter of Afghanistan, but also because the most likely reason is that Lute likely sees no point in trying to find common ground between the two sides while they are engaged in a spat over the passports.
Politis also reports that diplomatic circles posit that the cancellation of Lute’s trip is also attributed to the frustration caused by recent developments (revocation of passports, proposal to return to 1960s regime) among those involved in Cyprob, who now say that Anastasiades has lost all credibility as an interlocutor.
Phileleftheros reports that Nicosia is now throwing all its weight on the meetings Anastasiades is set to have in New York, regardless of whether Lute visits or not beforehand.
Politis also takes a hit at statements issued by Pelekanos on its radio channel, where Pelekanos attempted, unsuccessfully according to the paper, to show how Anastasiades’ proposal could stay within the bounds of UN resolutions.
Politis reports that AKEL engaged in another round of criticism against Anastasiades’ proposal. The paper writes that the party’s spokesman Giorgos Koukoumas wondered who Anatasiades consulted with since the National Council and his teams of constitutional experts were kept in the dark about it. Koukoumas also said that if Anastasiades’ intention is to table this proposal before Lute and the UN, then it means that the GC side is abandoning the agreed-upon solution provided for by UN resolutions.
Alithia reports that in statements to CyBC, Koukoumas said a solution involving a single state goes against high-level agreements and UN resolutions, as does Tatar’s pursuit for two states. He also said that the government has yet to respond to whether Anastasiades continues to seek a bizonal, bicommunal federation, adding that a single state leads to partition.
DISY leader Averof Neophytou described the current situation as non-viable, the dailies report. Neophytou called on all to unite under a common national goal to find ways of curbing Turkish intransigence. Responding to a question regarding whether Anastasiades will be tabling his proposal before the UNSG and other officials while in New York, Neophytou said he is not a government spokesperson, but did say that both Anastasiades and DISY have for years been wary that if a solution is not found based on UN resolutions, then the situation risks transforming the north into masters and the south into associates.
Phileleftheros reports that Neophytou also said that the Cyprus problem has remained unresolved not because the GCs did not want to solve it, but because we have had Ankara’s policies to deal with. Haravgi views Neophytou’s statements as signalling that he believes that Anastasiades has made a mess of things.
On his part, Greens leader Charalambos Theopemptou expressed his displeasure with Anastasiades’ proposal, since it makes no reference to occupation troops, the return of territory, refugees, and many other matters that resulted from the invasion. He also slammed the fact that the proposal was issued without deliberating with the National Council or his advisors. He said the matter is serious, especially when the GC side is so engaged in accusing Tatar and Turkey of violating UN resolutions.
>> If Anastasiades’ intention is to table this proposal before Lute and the UN, then it means that the GC side is abandoning the agreed-upon solution provided for by UN resolutions
>> A solution involving a single state goes against high-level agreements and UN resolutions, as does Tatar’s pursuit for two states & leads to partition
>> Government has yet to respond to whether Anastasiades continues to seek a BBF
>> Current situation is non-viable
>> Calls on all to unite under a common national goal to find ways of curbing Turkish intransigence
>> Anastasiades and DISY have for years been wary that if a solution is not found based on UN resolutions, then the situation risks transforming the north into masters and the south into associates
>> The Cyprus problem has remained unresolved not because the GCs did not want to solve it, but because we have had Ankara’s policies to deal with
>> Displeased with Anastasiades’ proposal, since it makes no reference to occupation troops, the return of territory, refugees, and many other matters that resulted from the invasion
>> The matter is serious, especially when the GC side is so engaged in accusing Tatar and Turkey of violating UN resolutions